The House of the Spirits (Paperback)Isabel Allende (author)
A novel of enormous force and charm, Allende's mesmeric debut paints a rich portrait of the social and political upheavals of post-colonial Chile, blending magic realism and history to stunning effect.
As a girl, Clara del Valle can read fortunes, make objects move as if they had lives of their own, and predict the future. Following the mysterious death of her sister, Rosa the Beautiful, Clara is mute for nine years. When she breaks her silence, it is to announce that she will be married soon to the stern and volatile landowner Esteban Trueba.
Set in an unnamed Latin American country over three generations, The House of the Spirits is a magnificent epic of a proud and passionate family, secret loves and violent revolution.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 341 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm
Remarkable...a big book that can comprehend the history of a nation, and so many lives, with love - The Times
An exotic vision and a brilliant, impassioned epic - Vogue
Mesmerizing... A novel of force and charm - Washington Post
This is a novel like the novels no one seems to write anymore: thick with plot and bristling with characters who play out their lives over three generations of conflict and reconciliation. A novel to be read for its brilliant craftsmanship and its narrative of inescapable power - El Pais, Madrid
Announcing a truly great read: a novel thick and thrilling, full of fantasy, terror and wit, elaborately crafted yet serious and accurate in its historical and social observations - Die Welt, Berlin
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